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GIS/Demographic Consultant

Midlothian, Virginia, United States
January 02, 2018

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Detail-oriented and adaptable GIS professional with almost twenty years of experience in multiple industries. Experience with demographic analysis and sources of data. Highly successful working in groups, but also highly capable of working independently with minimal supervision. Greatly enjoy solving problems and finding more efficient and effective methods of analysis.

Retail Site Location

Demographic Projection, Estimates

Database Creation/Maintenance

Telecommunications Projects

Spatial Analysis

Demographic Data Analysis

School/Political Redistricting

Map Production/Analysis

ESRI & MapInfo GIS Software


MapCom Systems, Richmond, VA

Digital Cartographer (March 2016 – Present)

Responsible for geographic digitizing of telecommunication data from CAD into MapCom Systems custom software.

Responsible for data cleanup/editing work completed by other digitizers.

Verify correct location of imported structures using Google Maps.

Train other part time employees on project procedures.


GIS/Demographic Consultant (March 2004 – Present)

Consultant for clients that included: McKibben Demographics, Peter Morrison & Associates, RAND, Altria.

Expert witness in social, economic and demographic consulting for political redistricting/class-action lawsuits.

Collection and organization of demographic data as requested.

Map production for analytical and demonstrative purposes.

Demographic and economic analysis of school districts for forecasting, redistricting and litigation. Over 100 independent projects executed.

Custom business site location and spatial analysis.

ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS (EDS), 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703

GIS Business Analyst/GIS Tech (March 2004- April 2005)

Used ArcIMS and ArcView software to create an interactive online GIS to display Wisconsin Immunization Registry data.

Completed weekly geocoding of the State of Wisconsin’s SeniorCare database.

Created, ran, and edited reports created in Business Objects for the State Department of Health. Created and reformatted reports, edited SQL code for data related to the State Medicaid data warehouse.

Served as a Business Objects Helpdesk contact up to four times a month.

Produced analytic reports on Medicare and Medicaid for the Wisconsin State Department of Health.

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS, 1015 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Mapping Technician (May 2001-April 2003)

Updated technical documentation for fiber optic layout. Combined geographic and attribute data of fiber optic networks and information from multiple departments into one central clearinghouse. Information included company specific networks, current and potential customers, and competitor locations.

Digitized all fiber optic routes from paper maps and updated the new files with attribute and spatial data. Using GIS, created service area buffers for all networks. Produced reports of potential clients based on proximity to fiber.

Served as GIS technical liaison to the director of network planning and the CTO.

Supported Real Estate, Sales and Construction divisions with maps, GIS and database analysis. Performed extensive spatial and relational geographic analysis on company databases to enhance value of the data as well as to support marketing and sales.

Wrote custom GIS programs to automate repetitive analytic functions.

WIRELESS FACILITIES, INC., 1840 Michael Faraday Dr., Ste 200, Reston, VA 20190

Senior Analyst, Market Development (June 1999-May 2001)

Served as primary (GIS) analyst on the preliminary build out of a point to multi-point fixed wireless network providing communication services to businesses. Assisted in strategic planning, supplied information on selected sites, maintained GIS and demographic databases, also provided miscellaneous maps and business analysis upon request.

Completed ad hoc requests for multiple clients. Requests included: DSL analysis and mapping, and demographic analysis needed for market and network planning and deployment.

Research of telecommunications issues and information, including FCC wireless auctions and bandwidth ownership.

Conducted comprehensive comparison of Census TIGER/Line files and GDT geographic boundary and street files.

SAIC, 8301 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102

GIS Specialist (April 1998-June 1999)

Sub-contractor to Boeing Inc. RCAS project (Reserve Component Automation System) for the US Army National Guard and Reserves.

Worked with Logistics & Maintenance in the tracking and analysis of equipment fielded to over 13,000 US Army National Guard and Reserves sites across the world.

Generated maps and graphs detailing site and workstation locations, and trends in equipment failures.

Used MapBasic programming to automate everyday processes.


GIS/Database Analyst II (June 1996-April 1998)

Using GIS, database management, and demographic techniques, supported the Site Development Technology Department in determining fiscal impact of proposed stores on existing stores for expansion purposes. Analyzed complex information and presented clear reports and maps.

Completed special projects, analyzed business info for outside departments (senior executives, marketing, market research, corporate relations) using customer transactions, demographic, and competitor data.

Responsible for managing departmental databases, researching new sources of economic and demographic data.

Beta testing, training, and support of in-house developed real estate GIS (REGIS). Edited/re-wrote the technical documentation and user’s manual for the system. Trained field reps on the system.

Florida State University Center for the Study of Population, Tallahassee, FL

Research Assistant (August 1994-June 1996)

Assisted in demographic and population related research projects. Including: bus route planning, researching federal political redistricting cases, generating school enrollment projections, profiling in-migrants for state legislature, spatial analysis based on USDA designated criteria to help determine feeding sites for the Florida Dept. of Education’s Summer Food Program.

Developed extensive experience in Census Bureau geographic and economic data – such as PUMS, STFs, SSTFs, current population surveys, and TIGER/Line files.

Internship at the Florida State Health Office (HRS) in Tallahassee, FL. Produced July mid-year population estimates and projections for the state of Florida and its counties for years 1960-2000.

Special project for the Orlando bureau of USA Today Newspaper. Created a geographic database of sales outlets and generated thematically shaded maps depicting outlets and volume of sales, population density per census tract, and current level of sales. Information generated was used to choose new outlet locations and determine optimum inventory levels


Assistant Executive Director (June 1993- August 1994)

Aided in the organization of chamber sponsored events (art festivals, triathlon, etc.)

Performed zip code analysis to determine optimum advertising areas and mediums.

Participated in the planning and creation of the annual vacation planner used for promotion of the island.

Supervised summer volunteers and other temporary employees.


Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (2003)

University of Montana Online, Missoula, MT

Introduction, intermediate and advanced classes in ArcView GIS

Masters of Science, Demography (1998)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Professional presentation, May 1996: “Determining Site Eligibility for USDA Summer Food Program: An Exercise in Applied Demography and GIS,” Population Association of America Annual Conference, New Orleans.

Master’s Thesis, “Using Demography and GIS in Retail Site Selection.”

B.S.B.A. International Business Management (1992)

Villanova University, Villanova, PA


Co-authored the GIS appendix for the revised edition of “The Methods and Materials of Demography” per request of editor David Swanson (Kluwer Press).

2011 selected as a member of the Enrollment Demographics Task Force of the Northshore School District (Bothell, WA).

GIS map production and analysis: ArcMap/Arcview, MapInfo/MapBasic, geocoding, database creation, and digitizing.

Experience with the following data products and software: Census TIGER/Line files, GDT mapping products, Claritas demographic data, Census demographic data, CoStar building databases, InfoUSA data. SAS and SPSS for windows, MS Office, Stardata Geocoder, Infomark, Business Objects 6.0.


Peter Morrison, PhD

Morrison & Associates

3 Eat Fire Spring Road

Nantucket, MA 02554


George C. Hough, Jr., PhD

Senior Education Research Analyst

Education Research & Data Center

Office of Financial Management

PO Box 43124 – Olympia, WA 98504-3124

Phone: 360-***-****

Cell: 503-***-****

Amy Boertlein

Senior Practice Manager



Donna Derivan

Project Manager, Covance

815 Dewees Pl

Trappe, PA


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